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  • Garage Fire At 11:30pm on 4/20/2014, Aetna, along with Cecil County Stations 3, 13, and 14 were dispatched to 990 Dixie Line Road for a garage fire.  Safety 9 (Klima) arrived on scene and found an approx. 50'x75' detached commercial garage with fire through the roof.  He requested an additional engine company and a tanker adding Engine 6-6 from the Christiana Fire Company to the response.  10-5 arrived on scene and laid a supply line from the hydrant putting several master streams in service.  Units operated on scene for several hours and extensive overhaul was required due to hoarding-like conditions inside the structure.Units on scene: Safety 9 (Klima), 9-8B (Cavanaugh), 10-5, 9 ...
    Posted by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
  • Residential Fire in Sycamore Gardens On Friday April 19 at approximately 2351, Stations 7,8,9,10 Engine & Rescue 21, Engine 14, Engine and Ladder 12 and Station 30 for the RIT assignment were dispatched to a residential fire in the 400 block of Hudson Drive. NCC fireboard relayed they believed it would be a working fire based on caller statements. This added UD-1, Medic 3 and ALS28 to the dispatch. At approximately 2357 ALS 28 arrived on scene and reported fire showing from the second floor of the residence. Engine 95 took the first hydrant at Darwin Drive & Brewster Drive. Deputy 8 arrived on scene and establish command. SQRT 7 took the second hydrant from Medill and Darwin Drive. Units worked for approximately ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2014, 7:10 AM by Charles Mitchell
  • CPR Class Hosts Survivor Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder recently had the honor of teaching CPR to an individual that Aetna’s EMTs had helped resuscitate only a year earlier.  During the morning of January 19, 2013, Dr. Arild Hestvik, a University of Delaware professor, suffered sudden cardiac arrest in his home.  His wife Mutsuko Sato, also a UD faculty member, called 911 and performed bystander CPR until the arrival of emergency services.  Two Aetna ambulances, a NCC Paramedic unit and NCC Paramedic supervisor responded.  After almost half an hour of resuscitation efforts, crews were able to restore Dr. Hestvik’s pulse.  Aetna transported Dr. Hestvik to Christiana Hospital where he was treated and eventually discharged neurologically intact.  The successful outcome underscores that early activation ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2014, 7:13 PM by Charles Mitchell
  • Drummond Hill Apartment Fire On Sunday March 30 at approximately 0220, Aetna and mutual aid units were alerted to a multi-residential fire at the Drummond Hill Apartments. While units were en-route NCC fireboard advised that they were receiving multiple calls reporting a fire.Units arrived to find heavy smoke throughout the building and discovered a fire on the second floor.  Crews searched the building where the fire was located as well as the adjacent building and rescued one dog (the dog suffered no injuries).  The occupant of the fire apartment was transported to the hospital by UD1 (University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit).  Crews extinguished the fire and units remained on scene until the Red Cross arrived to assist residents.Thank you ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2014, 11:27 AM by Charles Mitchell
  • City of Newark to Host Public Information Session on Railroad Safety The City of Newark will host a public information session regarding railroad safety and emergency response to railroad incidents in the City of Newark. The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 6:30pm at Aetna Fire Hall, located at 400 Ogletown Road, Newark. The purpose of this information session is to provide information to the public on railroad safety and emergency response to railroad incidents in the City of Newark. The program will include speakers from the Newark Police Department, Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company, New Castle County Office of Emergency Management, DelDOT, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and PBF Energy. Topics will include emergency preparations and response and public notification procedures in the event of an emergency ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 5:21 AM by Charles Mitchell
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